Today, on the last day of 2020, I'd like to recommend a phenomenal talk on establishing Zion by Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and director of Latter-day Saint Charities.
You can find a published version of the video presentation here:
THE ZION REVOLUTION
Finally, I speak about the revolution that creates Zion. This stage will be difficult and messy because Satan uses all these revolutions for his own twists and misery. Pollution from technologies engulfs the earth. Filth, debasement, and inhuman acts are communicated to every remote corner of the earth. Politics falls into brute violence as human rights are violated for power.
As opposition increases toward the end of the earth, the polarization will grow stark.
Either you believe in God or you do not. Either you are willing to work in harmony with others or you are not. Either you will keep the rule of law for the good of society or you will not. Zion will be built by those who are willing to unify their hearts and minds for peaceful progress, dwell in obedience to law, and eradicate all kinds of poverty. Everything outside of that will eventually destroy itself.
Latter-day Saint Charities, the collective humanitarian efforts of Latter-day Saints themselves, is striving through both givers and receivers to unify hearts and minds for peaceful progress and to address issues of poverty. Its work, essentially, is to help lay the foundation stones of a Zion society. This would include sharing expertise freely so we can be of “one mind,” working side by side with others very different from us so we can be “of one heart,” keeping the laws of heaven and earth so we can “[dwell] in righteousness,” and building up our characters so there will be “no poor among [us].” (Moses 7:18)